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This Week In Pictures: Texans v. Ravens

Try not to pull a muscle in your neck as you shake your head in disgust while reviewing the photography from yesterday's game versus the Baltimore Ravens. The Texans lost 30-9.

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Matt Schaub had an abysmal day against the Baltimore Ravens. Terrell Suggs, Haloti Ngata and Elvis Dumervil (among others) were seemingly pressuring him at will, rushing his progression and interfering with his throws. A previously struggling offensive line looked feeble without left tackle Duane Brown, who is recovering from a toe injury.

Schaub finished the game with 194 yards on 25 of 35 passing, no touchdowns and an interception that was returned for a touchdown. He was also sacked three times for a total loss of 24 yards.


Larry French

Arian Foster ran well against the Ravens but not nearly often enough. He totaled 12 carries and 54 yards while his backup Ben Tate had nine carries for 36 yards. Foster in particular looked like he was running hard early in the game. Any chance of establishing a strong outing for the running backs went out the window in second half, unfortunately.


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DeAndre Hopkins continues to be a big part of the offense, playing well above his rookie status. He finished the game with 60 yards on six catches and showed the ability to be a number one receiver when Andre Johnson was taken out of the game.


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Speaking of Johnson, he had five catches of his own but for just 36 yards. He took a shot to the knee after a catch that limited his production and eventually ended his day early. X-rays on his knee came back negative for Johnson, thankfully, but he'll probably be skipping a practice or two this week.



Robb Carr

Their look says it all. When 14 of the Ravens points come as a result of poor offense and special teams play, it must be very deflating for a defense. Despite Wade Phillips constantly dialing up blitzes, the front seven were not able to get to Flacco consistently enough, but they did hold running back Bernard Pierce to 65 yards on 24 carries.

The killer for the defense was allowing 8 out of 16 third down conversions (the Texans' offense was just 3 for 12 on third down).


Robb Carr

Although the play above would not go for a touchdown, the defense had no answer for Torrey Smith, who caught five catches for 92 yards including a long of 48. He would've been well over a hundred with another deep bomb had it not been for a Gary Kubiak challenge.

Kareem Jackson, Johnathan Joseph and Brice McCain all had face-palming moments throughout the game. Danieal Manning and Ed Reed were only around to tackle and didn't seem to instill any fear in throwing it deep.


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Rob Carr

Oh, yeah, Ed Reed made his debut with the Texans and his return to Baltimore. Woo hoo.

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